Honour Your Father

By Pastor Andrew Bawa

"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you." Exodus 20:12 (NIV)

Bible Reading: 1 Samuel 22:1-4, 1 Peter 2:17, John 17:21

Father means source. A father is the source of life, joy and encouragement. The father plays a very important role in the life of a child. It is important to understand the relevance and benefits of having a father - be it an earthly father, a spiritual father or God. 

Treasure the love of your father. When you don't treasure what you have, you lose it. When you despise your father, you are dishonouring God's word. God wants you to honour your father, even if you are not on perfect terms.

To break any generational circle of hurt or abuse, you must honour your father and release every anguish within you. What you do not forgive, you become. Remember love conquers multitudes and hatred never produces a solution. 

Happy Father's Day!